King’s Lynn Stars number one Iversen in world top five spot

King's Lynn 'Roger Warnes Transport' Stars ready for the start of the 2014 Elite League season. Niels-Kristian Iversen ANL-140316-192627002
King's Lynn 'Roger Warnes Transport' Stars ready for the start of the 2014 Elite League season. Niels-Kristian Iversen ANL-140316-192627002

Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars number one Niels-Kristian Iversen scored 10 points and seventh spot to remain in the top five of the FIM Speedway World Championship at the Swedish FIM Grand Prix.

But the Dane is still some behind World Championship front-runner Tai Woffinden and the meeting winner, triple world champion Nicki Pedersen.

Pedersen picked up his second SGP win of the season at Malilla’s G&B Arena on Saturday night after seeing off the hard-charging Brit in the final, with Swedish wild card Antonio Lindback third and Slovenian star Matej Zagar claiming fourth place.

With the Dane recording 17 points along with Woffinden, the 2013 world champ remains nine points clear at the top on 90, with Pedersen on 81 at the halfway point in the series.

With six rounds still to race, Pedersen is determined to continue taking the fight to Woffinden, not least in his home round – the Kjærgaard Danish SGP in Horsens on August 8.

Leading standings: 1 Tai Woffinden 80pts, 2 Nicki Pedersen 71, 3 Greg Hancock 58, 4 Matej Zagar 53, 5 Niels-Kristian Iversen 53, 6 Chris Holder 51, 7 Jason Doyle 48, 8 Maciej Janowski 46., 9 Michael Jepsen Jensen 41, 10 Andreas Jonsson 38.